The new wave of emigration from Russia is caused not by economic, but by political reasons that push people out of the country. This is the conclusion reached by the authors of the report entitled “Putin’s Outcome: A New Brain Drain”.
According to the authors, emigration from Russia has been going on for more than 15 years. Under Vladimir Putin, between 1.6 and 2 million Russians left the country. At the same time, since 2012 there have been more people left than during the first 8 years of Putin’s presidency. 45% of those who left the country have a bachelor’s degree, while 37% have a master’s or doctoral degree, the report says.
40% of respondents cited the general political climate as reasons for leaving the Russian Federation, 33% lack of political rights, 32% problematic economic situation and lack of opportunities to realize their personality, 29% political persecution, 26% difficulties in finding work and 24 % – problems with the quality of education.
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Sudan government dissolved and state of emergency declared
Sudanese authorities have decided to impose a state of emergency in the country against the backdrop of opposition protests. This was announced on February 22 by the leader of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, in an address to citizens, which was broadcast by national TV channels.
Swedish Defense Ministry complained about the Russian Su-27 fighter
A Russian Su-27 fighter in the sky over the Baltic Sea flew 20 meters into the airborne reconnaissance aircraft of Sweden, reports Sveriges Radio with reference to Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultquist.
Inscriptions in Russian will disappear from Kazakhstan tenge
The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, signed a decree on a new design concept for banknotes and coins of the national currency – the Kazakhstani tenge.
But the topic is also in the sphere of our close attention, given that this is one of the tasks and functions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation not only in the context of Kazakhstan, but, in principle, the entire space where people live for whom Russian is native. – Maria Zakharova, Russian diplomat
Lukashenko refused to include Belarus in Russia
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko refused to include the country in Russia. He stated this at a meeting with the personnel of the Military Academy of the Republic. Lukashenko noted that the country is a sovereign and independent state
“Would you include Belarus as part of some country, not like Poland, not Russia?” I will never go to this, ”the radio station“ Moscow Says ”transmits the words of the Belarusian leader.
Guayido visited Colombia despite the ban on leaving Venezuela
The leader of the opposition national assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, who proclaimed himself president of the country, appeared in the Colombian city of Cucuta, where a charity concert in support of Venezuela is taking place, the Nacional portal reported.
In Russia, they plan to develop a ground-based Caliber-M with a range of 4.5 thousand km
The Kalibr-M ship cruise missile with a range of more than 4.5 thousand km, created for the Russian Navy, will be upgraded to ground-to-ground class with a possible US withdrawal from the Treaty on Medium and Short-Range Missiles (DRSM). This Tass reported on Saturday, February 23.
Poroshenko told about unanswered calls to Putin
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in an interview with FoxNews on February 22 said that the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, was not answering his phone calls. According to him, he called Putin immediately after the incident in the Kerch Strait and wanted to find out the causes of the incident.
American military aircraft conducted reconnaissance over Chita
American military aircraft Boeing OC-135B conducted an observation flight over Russia, this follows from the data of the monitoring portal PlaneRadar. The flight of the US Air Force aircraft with tail number 61-2670 was carried out on February 22 under the Open Skies Treaty (DON).
Extracted in the US, a Russian programmer pleaded guilty
In the United States, the prosecutor’s office of the Southern District of New York informed that the Russian programmer Stanislav Lisov, extradited to the United States at the beginning of this year, pleaded guilty to stealing money from the accounts of banks in the country using a malicious program. Reports about it RIA “News”.
The United States will leave 400 military in Syria
Later on Friday, President Donald Trump announced that he did not intend to change the course of the United States in Syria, but could leave “small forces along with other [countries].” December 19, Trump announced the decision to begin the withdrawal of American troops from Syria, now there are 2 thousand people there.
A small group of 200 military peacekeepers will remain in Syria for a certain period of time. – Sarah Sanders, American politician
Microsoft demands to cancel from the contract with the US Army
A group of Microsoft employees are demanding that they cancel the contract with the US Army for $ 480 million and stop developing any military technology, Reuters reports, citing three company employees. In November 2018, Microsoft received a military contract for 2.5 thousand augmented reality headsets.
Trump called the “dangerous” situation between India and Pakistan
“It’s terrible what happens between Pakistan and India. Very bad situation and very dangerous situation between the two countries. We would like this to stop, ”Trump said.
It became known earlier that Pakistan recalled its ambassador to India. The reason for the diplomatic demarches was the undermining of an army column in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which resulted in the death of more than forty servicemen. At the same time in India stated the presence of “irrefutable evidence” of Pakistani participation in the terrorist attack. Islamabad accusations rejected.
US and China agreed on currency regulation
Mnuchin noted that this is a “final agreement” that determines the currency regulation of the market. Earlier it was reported that the United States is developing a strategy for a Trojan horse against Russia and China
Virgin Galactic spaceplane first experienced with a passenger on board
According to the information of Virgin Galactic, published on Twitter, the first passenger of the spaceplane was the chief astronaut instructor of the company Beth Moses. It is noted that it is she who will prepare future space tourists.
Rosneft has revealed the fate of the contract for the supply of 48 million tons to China
Rosneft disclosed the fate of a 48 million ton supply contract that it entered into with the Chinese CEFC in 2017 (initially, the parties agreed to supply 50 million tonnes in the document). The rights to purchase Russian oil were transferred by Singaporean CEFC Shanghai International Group, it follows from the message of the Russian company.
The contract, which had to increase Rosneft’s deliveries to China by about a quarter, was concluded amid negotiations between CEFC and the consortium of Glencore and the Qatari investment fund about the Chinese buying out a share of 14.16% in Rosneft. The cost of the transaction was estimated at $ 9.1 billion, but at the beginning of 2018 it became known that the transaction was broken, and in the spring the CEFC was declared bankrupt. CEFC co-owner Ye Jianming spent several months under house arrest, and in May 2018 disappeared altogether.
In China, employers are forbidden to require a pregnancy test from women
It is noted that penalties will be applied to violators of this order – from 10 thousand yuan ($ 1.5 thousand), RIA Novosti reports. Moreover, previous orders of the ministry remove restrictions on gender based on hiring and are aimed at preventing discrimination against women.
Gemini from China accidentally improved brain function by editing genes
A group of Chinese scientists led by He Jiankuya from the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen used the CRISPR gene editing tool to remove the CCR5 gene from human embryos and make them immune to HIV. He Jiankui should have been aware of the connection between CCR5 and intelligence, since back in 2016 it was discovered that removing this gene in experimental mice significantly improves their memory. Genetic experiments on the creation of smart mice have proven that changing CCR5 has a significant effect. But whether the intelligence of people will increase this experience, it is too early to say for sure.
US threatens Venezuela with sanctions for obstructing “humanitarian aid”
US authorities can introduce a new package of sanctions against the legitimately elected president of Venezuela, Nicholas Maduro, if he decides to impede the flow of US humanitarian aid into the country, reports Reuters, citing a source in the White House.
Former Swiss military convicted for confronting terrorists
In Switzerland, former army sergeant Ohana Kosara was convicted of participating in battles on the side of the Syrian army in the fight against terrorists, according to the Swiss portal RTS. Kosar joined the Christian Syrian militia, where from 2013 to 2015 he fought a war with militants
Scotsman goes on trial for winking to a stranger in a bar
A resident of Scotland will appear before the court for having winked at an unfamiliar woman at a bar several times, the Daily Mail writes. The incident occurred at Dexy’s Bar in the city of Dundee. According to the newspaper, the woman tried to stop the attempts of a 36-year-old man to get to know her.
Compiled a list of animals that offer to ban to keep at home
The list of those who cannot be kept at home was made by the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia. The list includes major felines, marine mammals, spiders and scorpions. The draft resolution is posted on the website of the Russian government. It is also forbidden to contain animals whose weight in an adult state exceeds 20 kilograms.
Exclusion from the ban – individual cases, if we are talking about saving an animal that has been banned or about preserving its health. The list of exceptions allows temporary maintenance of animals while rescuing the injured who are in a helpless condition, injured in the natural habitat of animals.
Russians will pay for garbage removal 180 billion rubles for the year
On average, every resident of Russia will pay for the removal of MSW after the garbage reform 1225 rubles. in year. Total Russians will pay 179.9 billion rubles. It is noted that in the calculations, analysts did not take into account data on Moscow and discounts for residents of houses located near the landfills.
Pensioner came to the account for 4 thousand rubles. for garbage collection
A retired woman from the village of Kiselevo in the Tavdinsky district of the Sverdlovsk region, 64-year-old Zoya Novoselova unexpectedly received a receipt for “treatment of MSW” (municipal solid waste). MUP “Spetsavtobaza” issued a bill to pensioner for January 2019 – 3809 rubles 80 kopecks. According to the pensioner, garbage in their village has never been removed. At present, the regional prosecutor’s office is verifying information on the legality of these charges. This writes RIA Novosti with reference to the representative office.
The Ministry of Construction has developed measures to enhance the gas safety of homes
The Ministry of Construction of Russia has developed measures to strengthen the gas safety of houses and proposed introducing administrative responsibility for those tenants who refuse to let gas services officers into the apartment to check the equipment.
In Russia, there was a sharp increase in sales of shaving products for the week
A week before February 23, a sharp increase in sales of shaving products was recorded in Russia. Sales of such goods jumped 74% compared to the first week of the current month.
Refused to get out, but I can handle “
The poisoned employees of the management company and the volunteers no longer come to the apartment of the Perm pensioner who’s littered her apartment with rubbish. Valentina Churekova herself began to take out the garbage from a dwelling that had turned into one big garbage dump.
The meat of animals killed by an unknown disease is on sale.
According to Novaya Gazeta, for eight months in Kurganinsky and Kavkazsky districts of the Krasnodar Territory, large cattle have been sick and died from an unknown disease. Quarantine on the “infected” farms has not yet been announced. What animals are dying from and whether the disease is dangerous for people is not established.
Model from Azerbaijan sold virginity for 2.4 million euros
Azerbaijani model Makhbuba Mammadzadeh sold her innocence for 2.4 million euros. This writes the British edition of Daily Star. Mannequin placed an advertisement for the sale of virginity on the portal for the provision of escort services
The United States is ready to support the people of Cuba and Nicaragua
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an interview with Telemundo, expressed the hope that not only Venezuela but also Nicaragua and Cuba are aware of the need for political change in their countries.
Frost resistance test
For students of the Moscow University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs named after V.Ya. Kikoty, classes were held on the street. What is the reason, is not specified. Photos of a non-standard lesson were at the disposal of the TV channel “360”. The pictures show how 16 cadets sit at their desks in the courtyard of the university and write something in a notebook. The press service of the University of the Interior Ministry has not yet commented on the situation.
A law is passed: in the Kuzbass, mortality is planned for three years ahead
In the Kuzbass adopted a law, which contains information about the planned mortality for the next three years. Thus, the authorities expect that in 2019 the death rate will be 13.8 people per 1000 population. In the village, the figures are slightly higher – 13.9 people, this is explained by the general aging of the population in such settlements.
Ministry of Labor proposed to index social pensions by 2%
The Ministry of Labor proposed to index social pensions by 2% from April 1. The increase in payments will affect about 3.2 million people across the country, the press service of the department reported on Friday, February 22.
Bloomberg found out about an unsuccessful attempt by Rostelecom to buy VimpelCom
Telecommunications holding Veon, which owns a 100% stake in VimpelCom, last year negotiated the sale of this asset with Rostelecom. It is reported by Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with the situation.
Pipe manufacturers ask the Ministry of Industry and Trade to temporarily limit the export of scrap
The Pipe Industry Development Fund (FRTP) has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to temporarily limit scrap exports due to its shortage in the domestic market, RBC reports with reference to a FRTP representative.
The Ministry of Transport proposed to allocate 2.5 billion rubles for flights to the Far East.
The Ministry of Transport has proposed to allocate 2.5 billion rubles for subsidizing flights to the Far East. from the reserve fund. About this RBC reported in the press service of the department. The corresponding draft order was developed and sent for approval, explained in the Ministry of Transport.
Retailer “Lenta” reduced its net profit by 11% in 2018
The gross profit of Lenta in 2018 increased by 13.5% – up to 88.794 billion rubles. Gross margin was 21.5%. At the end of 2018, the company’s net debt amounted to 93.3 billion rubles. (against 92.8 billion rubles at the end of the previous year). The net debt to EBITDA ratio was 2.6x, just like a year ago.
The authorities of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug to send 1.3 billion for the gasification of houses
The government of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug will allocate 1.3 billion rubles to the regional housing gasification program in the district. Funds will come from the current year to the 2023rd. As a result, according to the authorities, natural gas consumption should increase, reports TASS.
Life insurance fees in Russia increased by 33%
The fees of Russian life insurers in 2018 increased by 32.8% compared with 2017 and amounted to 478 billion rubles, the All-Russian Union of Insurers (ARIA) said.
Ministry of Labor has increased benefits for the care of children with disabilities
The Ministry of Labor of Russia has developed a project for increasing monthly payments to persons caring for children with disabilities and people with disabilities from childhood I, from 5.5 thousand rubles to 10 thousand rubles.
Krasnoyarsk City Hall will reduce debt due to new loans
Krasnoyarsk City Hall will take new loans to reduce the debt burden. The Department of Finance announced 10 electronic auctions for a total amount of 1.8 million rubles. That bank which will offer the minimum interest rate will win – not higher than 9% per annum
The monetary base in Russia grew over the week by 103.5 billion rubles
The volume of the monetary base in a narrow definition in Russia as of February 15 amounted to 10 trillion 303.2 billion rubles, the press service of the Bank of Russia reported. On February 8, the monetary base in Russia amounted to 10 trillion 199.7 billion rubles
ExxonMobil will unite with Microsoft to increase oil production
The use of Microsoft digital technology should lead to an increase in oil production by 50 thousand barrels per day by 2025, ExxonMobil expects. In addition to increasing oil production, software should increase investment efficiency and ensure ExxonMobil profit growth over the next ten years.
Kazakhstan imposed a ban on the import of gasoline from Russia
Kazakhstan introduced a temporary ban on the import of gasoline by rail from Russia. The corresponding order of the Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan was published on February 22 edition Zakon.kz. According to the document, the ban is imposed for a period of three months.
The conflict of two doctors in a hospital in Evpatoria ended in shooting
According to the source, a quarrel arose between two doctors on duty during the shift, during which one of them pulled out a traumatic pistol and fired at the other.
In Paris, called the owners of the film award “Cesar”
The best film according to the French Film Academy named the drama “Guardianship”, which became the first full-length film directed by Xavier Legrand. This was announced at the Cesar film awards ceremony in Paris. In the category of “Best Actor” – Alex Lutz for his role in the film “Guy”. For the best direction was awarded to Jacques Odyar. At the “Cesar” was marked his film “Brothers Sisters”. The painting “Shoplifters” by Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda was voted the best foreign film. The prize of the audience sympathy was awarded the film “Election Day in French” by Olivier Barr.
The working title of the new James Bond movie has become known.
According to the publication The Guardian, the new part of the bondana, created by the writer Jan Fleming, was named “Shatterhand”.
The trailer of the film “The Corridor of Immortality” about the feat of railway workers
Creative Studio “Stella” on February 21 released the trailer of the military-historical drama “Corridor of Immortality.” The painting is devoted to the history of the construction and operation of the railway, on which supplies of equipment and foodstuffs were delivered to besieged Leningrad.
Kazimir Malevich: 140 years old artist
Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935) – the most famous avant-garde artist, founder of Suprematism. He began with impressionism, and his teacher was an admirer of Paul Cezanne. Kazimir Malevich was in many artistic associations and communities, but world-wide fame was gained by the style of suprematism. His most famous painting, “Black Square”, his Suprematist compositions became popular in furniture design, architecture and advertising. Kazimir Malevich worked on the scenery for the performance-opera “Victory over the Sun” on the words of Alexei Kruchenykh and the music of Mikhail Matyushin. He also performed the scenery for the play “Mystery-Buff” staged by Vsevolod Meyerhold. The artist died in Leningrad in 1935.
“Godzilla vs. King Kong” will be released two months earlier
Warner Bros. postponed the date of the premiere of the large-scale blockbuster Godzilla vs. King Kong from May 21, 2020 to March 13 of the same year. Thus, the picture will be able to avoid competition with the ninth “Fast and the Furious.”
Alexey Uchitel will shoot a film based on Guzel Yakhina’s novel “My Children”
Another work of Guzel Yakhinoy – “My Children” – received a film version. Studio director Alexei Teacher Rock Films is preparing to shoot a full-length feature film based on the novel by a writer, a native of Kazan.
Facebook decided to abandon surveillance of users.
In the American company, Facebook decided to abandon their mobile applications that could spy on users, according to TechCrunch. It is noted that Facebook has stopped the work of free programs for market research and deleted its Onavo VPN program.
Yandex started testing public chat rooms in a mobile browser
Yandex has begun testing public chat rooms in the alpha version of the Yandex.Browser mobile application. This is stated in the description of the application on Google Play. It is noted that during the launch of the browser in the application appears the item “Chats”.
Xiaomi smartphones may become much more closed
Recently, a rumor appeared in the Chinese microblogging service Weibo that Xiaomi plans to implement the so-called “white list” of applications on its smartphones, as a result of which non-certified applications cannot be installed.
The scientific journal has withdrawn the largest number of articles in history.
The scientific journal Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences immediately recalled 434 scientific articles from three issues – this is the most massive one-time review of articles. This is the blog Retraction Watch, which publishes data on the withdrawn articles.
Megafon has closed its telemedicine project
The project was launched at the end of 2017. Initially, it was planned that for a subscription fee of 150 rubles per month, about a thousand doctors of various specialties would be consulted for the operator’s clients by video call. A year later, when all other operators also launched their telemedicine services, Megafon changed the terms of payment: each consultation cost 499 rubles, and access to this service was open to subscribers of all networks.
Chuwi showed the AeroBook laptop from the budget segment.
The mass of the device is 1.25 kg. The model has a passive cooling function. The laptop uses a 13.3 inch display. The keyboard has large keys and backlight. The laptop received a body of light and durable alloy with a thickness of 15 mm. The computer is equipped with a chip Intel Core M, leading data processing at a frequency of 2.2 GHz. It was assembled using a 14 nm process technology, due to which it can provide high performance for ordinary tasks with a sufficiently low power consumption. The model received 8 GB of RAM and a 128 GB drive. 38 watt battery
Huawei will present at the MWC 2019 a folding smartphone with 5G
Huawei will introduce a flexible 5G Huawei Mate X smartphone at MWC 2019 this Sunday. Huawei Mate X will have one flexible display with a diagonal of 8.05 inches produced by BOE. When folded, the display size is 5 inches. The gadget will fold in half display out. The device will have two batteries. The smartphone has a built-in modem from the manufacturer Balong 5000, which implements support for fifth-generation networks. The Kirin 980 processor in a tandem with 10 GB of RAM will act as a hardware basis. The amount of internal memory will be 512 GB. The phone will be released in limited quantities (200,000 pieces). The cost of the gadget will be $ 1,490.
Huawei introduced in Russia a pocket smartphone printer
The manufacturer Huawei introduced a pocket printer in the Russian Federation, it connects to a smartphone and allows you to print photos, documents and video fragments. The gadget is capable of operating on the ZINK unchernilnaya technology. There is a technical possibility of printing photostikery.
Designers will reduce the noise of supersonic passenger aircraft by almost a third
Specialists from the American Lockheed Martin concern, supported by NASA experts, conducted a purge test on the future X-59A supersonic aircraft, which the project should be much quieter than its existing “brothers.” Summing up the test, the designers came to the point that changes in the form of a glider will reduce the sound effect of a hypersonic liner by about 30 percent. This information is published on the pages of the publication Aviation Week.
A new way to fight malaria
More than 200 million people become infected with malaria every year, more than 400 thousand of them die. It is difficult to fight a deadly disease: carriers of the virus – mosquitoes – have a record genetic diversity on Earth. However, scientists from the Italian laboratory in the city of Terni (Umbria region) made the most important discovery – they learned how to change the DNA of anopheles mosquitoes. As a result of the removal of some genes, the female insects turn into hermaphrodites and lose their ability to lay eggs, which means they will not reproduce.
Scientists have developed a blood test that “predicts” a heart attack.
Created by a blood test according to the alleged forecasts of scientists will prevent the development of heart disease long before its first symptoms. It is believed that the device provides a guarantee of 100% results. Due to this, the possible risk of disease can be determined a decade before its appearance.
Scientists come up with a way to combat global warming
A member of the Zurich Swiss Technical School, Thomas Crowther, speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, said that the ability of trees to impede global climate change is underestimated by even the highest level specialists.
Depression accelerates brain aging and contributes to Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists from Yale University conducted a new study on the aging of the human brain, and concluded that depression not only can significantly accelerate this process, but also lead to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Volvo has updated the flagship crossover Volvo XC90
Volvo introduced the updated flagship crossover Volvo XC90. The car received new security systems, an economical powerplant with energy recovery system and a multimedia complex with Android Auto.
Cupra introduced the new Formentor crossover
The Spanish car company showed the first photos of its conceptual crossover Cupra Formentor. The official premiere of the novelty will take place on March 5 in Geneva. With the presentation of this interesting concept car, the company intends to celebrate its anniversary since its inception.
Daimler and BMW will create a competitor Uber
German automakers Daimler and BMW will create a joint venture to compete with Uber and other transport startups, reports Reuters. They are going to invest in it more than 1 billion euros. Each of the companies will have 50% in the joint venture.
Motorists began to save on their cars
Experts of Avtostat in January surveyed about 7 thousand Russian motorists and found out that 45% of them began to save on the operation and maintenance of their car in 2018. This February 22, according to the analytical agency.
Reborn Hispano Suiza introduced a new supercar
In early March, the Geneva Motor Show starts, where many new products will be presented. Automobile brand Hispano Suiza announced its revival by presenting a new supercar Maguari HS1 GTC, which will debut at the event.
In St. Petersburg, sold limousine Secretary of the CPSU
A government-owned ZIL-4104 has been put up for sale in St. Petersburg. The limousine belonged to the secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU, the head of the Leningrad regional party committee Georgy Romanov, the St. Petersburg TV channel reported. The seller declared design office Smirnova from St. Petersburg.
Volkswagen introduced the updated Multivan T6.1
The engine range includes a 2.0-liter diesel engine, power ranging from 90 to 199 hp. Top minivan configurations are available with a robotic gearbox with two clutches and 4Motion all-wheel drive system. It is very important to note that the new Volkswagen Multivan has a modification with a fully electric powerplant, which was developed jointly with ABT specialists. The engine that transmits torque to the front wheels has a power of 112 hp. A battery pack with a capacity of 77.6 kWh allows you to drive up to 400 kilometers on a single charge, according to the European NEDC standard.
Nissan brought the new generation Juke crossover to tests
The Japanese are working on a new generation of the Nissan Juke crossover, as indicated by the “spy” photos in which the car was captured during tests in camouflage. It is known that the car will be presented next summer.
New car key Face ID
Apple received rights to a face recognition system that can be used to unlock car doors. The application for the technology was submitted in early 2017, and today the right to it was registered under the name System and Vehicle Authorization Method. The patent describes two ways to recognize faces to unlock doors. The first allows you to do this using the camera on the car, and the second – using the Face ID application on Apple’s smartphone, starting with model X. Apple’s face recognition technology also allows you to memorize car settings for different drivers. For example, adjust the position of the seats, include your favorite music, set the temperature and the blowing mode of the climate control.